The Seaweeds went into this match looking to build on their performance the week before at Nantyffyllon, and secure the double.
The result was never in doubt but Porthcawl made heavy work of dispatching a Pontrhydyfen side that seemed much-changed from the earlier match and it wasn’t until very late in the second half that the score board showed some kind of respectability.
On a fabulously sunny afternoon, perfect for running rugby, for all the possession won, the home side were simply unable to put together the finishing touches and it took a couple of stand-out moments to secure the win.
It all started so well as the mercurial Jordan Skidmore zipped over for an early try converted by fly-half Ben Thomas and a high scoring match seemed on the cards at 7-nil in as many minutes.
It is with great pleasure we welcome the players, supporters and committee of Pontrhydyfen RFC to our South Road ground. A warm welcome to you all.
Last Saturday our seniors travelled to Nantyffyllon, who are currently second in the league. As we ventured out with only one sub on the bench and a flanker/centre at scrum half we were unsure what the afternoon would hold. The answer was, one of the most entertaining matches of the weekend!
Porthcawl started well and took the game to Nantyffyllon scoring two lovely tries and attacked the home defence on every occasion possible.
Our Youth team are through to the Semi-Final of the Welsh Bowl Competition.
They play Ystradgynlais Saturday 7th March at Loughor RFC KO 2:30pm
This match can only be described as a let-down, with a result that could well have gone Porthcawl’s way, although that would have been tough on Tonmawr.
The visitors are a much-changed outfit that struggled earlier in the season and have become a very workmanlike team that simply does the basics well.
With their combative and well-drilled front eight creating the necessary platform, they quickly got into their stride and were soon 12 points to the good, with two tries, one converted, making the best of their chances, whereas the seaweeds seemed strangely out of sorts and unable to finish theirs.
1st John Evans
2nd Simon Norris
3rd John Pearman